Seattle Arts & Lectures: An Interview with Kristen Millares Young, author of “Subduction”

Last week, I spoke with Kristen Millares Young, author of the novel Subduction, released on April 14 by Red Hen Press. The story follows two such seekers to the tip of the Pacific Northwest at Neah Bay: a Latina journalist searching for solace and community on the Makah Indian Reservation and a prodigal son seeking answers to his father’s murder. The journey to Neah Bay is one that Kristen, a prize-winning journalist, took herself many times over thirteen years to research this book. Like her characters, she found that the relationships she forged on these journeys reconnected her with her own past, a family legacy spanning generations and continents to the birth of two sons whom she nurtured alongside this book—and a career in journalism, teaching, and activism.